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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Art of the Frame: Giving Context to Memories

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min)
4 videos
Consider Your Strategy2m
The Uses of Research4m
From the Generative Stage to the Revision Stage4m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Avatar: The Messenger is the Message

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min)
3 videos
Show Your True Selves5m
How Much of a Difference Can It Make?2m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Diegesis and the Extradiagetic Frame: Two Trains Running

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 19 min)
4 videos
Zoom In, Pan Out5m
Make the Move: Explicit and Implicit5m
The Frame Inspires Trust5m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Profiling: Our Relationship to the People in Our Work

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min)
4 videos
Talking About Others5m
Conducting Family Interviews5m
Quote, Summarize, Paraphrase3m

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About the Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization

How To Write About Yourself...so that someone else wants to read it! This is the heart of this Coursera specialization in Memoir and Personal Essay. Masters of both genres share tips, prompts, exercises, readings and challenges to help every writer imagine, construct and write compelling pieces of non-fiction's most popular form: the personal narrative....
Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself

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